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Tuesday December 06, 2011
Kinect 2 accurate enough to lip read.
Sources close to website Eurogamer have revealed the next generation Kinect device will be so accurate it can read your lips, along with improved cameras, motion sensing, and voice recognition.
It will also track the pitch and volume of player voices and facial characteristics to measure different emotional states, and will be able to determine which direction players are facing.
Rumors suggest two versions of the new Xbox may be unveiled at E3 in 2012:
The first is a “pared down machine” to be released as cheaply as possible. It is likened to a set-top box, and will act as a Kinect-themed gaming portal.
The second is a “more fully-featured machine” with optical drive, hard disk and backwards compatibility. This would be aimed at hardcore gamers and released at a higher price-point.